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is that? given all of the publicity around the more tenuous relationship between benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister, and this president. it seems to me that they each were echoing, you know, tremendous friendship and warmth between them. >> well, i think you have to look at a visit like this as having two parts. one part focuses on what are the very hard, practical issues and realities that have to be confronted? and having in a sense more understanding about how you're going to proceed to deal with those issues. whether it's iran, whether it's syria, which is going to be, i think, a more immediate challenge than people had thought. whether it's the arab awakening, whether it's the palestinians. on one level, there is this very hard headed practical approach where you try to come to understandings. at another level, there's the whole question of what's the emotional connection? what is the kind of psychological bond or links that exist. because when you make decisions, obviously they take place in a context. i think what you're seeing right now, both in what the two men said but
called his homework .n hand on the list, healing a political rift with prime minister benjamin netanyahu, winning over a skeptical and gently c, restarting the moribund middle east peace talks in part by appealing to israelis to see it from the palestinian point of iew. >> put yourself in their shoes. look at the world through their eyes. just as israelis built a state in their homeland, palestinians have a right to be a free people in their own land. gwen: but make no mistake, this was an emphatically pro-israel trip, especially when the president talked tough to two of the region's problematical leaders, presidents mahmoud ahmadinejad of iran and bashar .l-assad of syria >> i'm confident that assad will go. it's not a question of if, it's when. and so part of what we have to spend a lot of time thinking about is what's the aftermath of that and how does that work in a way that actually serves the syrian people? gwen: and today he did some hand-holding with the leaders of jordan and turkey as well. not too much on his plate this week, guys. what was this trip designed to accomplish? >>
relationship with the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, and they were actually have been frosty in the past and either they're great actors or becoming better friends. >> it was important success the president accomplished getting israel to apologize to turk key for the deadly commando raid in 2010 that killed nine people. he's pushing israel to start peace talks with palestinians. how likely is that to get back on track and how important is the apology from benjamin netanyahu? >> reporter: the two things are not connected at all but could be connected down the road. turkey is a key u.s. ally, israel is a key u.s. ally, syria is in the middle. iran, you have questions what's happening in egypt, these are two countries in the region the american president needs to trust and likes to trust, he'd like to work together on the big challenges. the relationship in turkey the train was off the tracks for three years. that was something the president worked on quietly for months and brought together here. how does it possibly connect to the peace process? he did a favor for benjamin neta
minister benjamin netanyahu is more interested in on the ground than a two-state solution. we shall wait and see if president barack obama, this great american, would invest serious political capital in brokering a peace settlement between two camps. >> and how interested are the palestinians and abbas in a two-state solution? i was reading this week. he was writing that this term work the-state solution, is a real fallacy. for many reasons, one of which is because palestinian authority does not actually want a two-state solution. abbas has written before that he would never recognize israel's authority. and as you know, i'm sure, two-state solutions have been brokered and offered, 1937, '47, 2000, 2008, all denied. on the part of the palestinian authority. so is obama's quest for a two-state solution naive? >> the palestinians have repeatedly stressed that they believe in a two-state solution. abbas, the palestinian leader has made it clear that a settlement must be based on a two-state solution. a secure and viable jewish state and a viable independent palestinian state. >> but israel
the trip, president obama and prime minister benjamin netanyahu worked to e project a unified front on issues like syria, like the israeli/palestinian peace agreement as well. mr. obama's first journey to israel as president, first foreign trip in his second term started with a warm greeting wednesday. meanwhile, in ramallah thursday, the president criticized israeli settlement activity on the west bank and then a news conference with palestinian president, mahmoud abbas, president obama urged the palestinians to renew the peace talks n a televised address the president did his best to appeal to youngsomes to change the ways of the past and work toward creating an independent and viable palestine. i want to bring in nbc's martin fletcher in tel aviv from ramallah on the west bank. diane know bhutto, negotiator for the palestinian lib rainian organization. mark reg give, chief spokesman for prime minister benjamin netanyahu and in washington, ambassador dennis ross, former middle east envoy for president obama. good to see all of you. thanks so much for being here with us. mark, i wa
east including meeting with benjamin netanyahu. he urged iraqi leaders to overcome sectarian that threatens the stability. let's go to kristen welker. what is the president saying about the trip to the middle east? how are they characterizing this trip? >> reporter: hi, alex. officials believe he set out to do. he also reaffirmed the united states' commitment to the israeli people. the israeli people were skeptical about that prior to the trip. and then there was an unexpected diplomatic victory where president obama, through arm twisting, convinced netanyahu to call turkey and apologize for a deadly raid against a turkish ship. that will be key in moving forward with issues like syria and tries to reopen the peace process in the middle east. so i think white house officials are feeling good about the trip. the big question, if you talk to experts in the region, is what is president obama going to do now to try to restart peace talks? of course, secretary of state kerry is really taking the lead on that. to what extent will president obama engage in that and get involved? tha
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to broker an apology from prime minister benjamin netanyahu to the prime minister of turkey and that was accepted, which was a question mark as to how they would deal with it. now he have a chance to see the normalization of turkish-israeli relationship because the turmoil in syria is right between turkey and israel. turkey and israel border jordan, and if turkey and israel can work better together on a common interest, maybe that will help. >> shepard: it has the refugee problem jordan is dialing with, maybe in larger numbers. >> exactly. >> shepard: what is your sense -- are we in a much better place today than two days ago? beg picture? >> the middle east, one step forward, two steps back. we saw that today in terms of what is happening in syria. it's only occasionally some good things happen. but i think the president has done good. first of all by convincing the israelis' public that he is in their corner. for four years they got a different message from him and that complicated the relationship. it works much better when the united states and israel-working together ra
benjamin netanyahu issuing a stunning apology to the turkish prime minister for this, an israeli commando attack that killed nine people on a gaza bound flotilla nearly three years ago. our senior international correspondent ivan watson is now joining us from amman, jordan. your base in turkey right now. i have to tell you for all of the things the president may have done over the past 48, 72 hours on this trip to the middle east, clearly the most productive is healing this, at least getting the start of a healing process between these two u.s. allies, turkey and israel. >> certainly president obama putting a diplomatic feather in his cap by basically getting these two very important middle eastern allies of the u.s., turkey and israel, to talk to each other. the two prime ministers in a phone call, prime minister benjamin netanyahu of israel calling his turkish counterpart from the tarmac basically of the airport with the u.s. president alongside him and basically bringing an end to nearly three years of ruptured relations between these two very important middle eastern powers. the israe
. the president's position on peace, the president tried to get them to the table, benjamin netanyahu has been demanding, palestinians demand he stopped settlement construction. the president said he wants them back at the table and didn't accept the precondition idea. he moved a little on the netanyahu way. from the white house perspective, it is difficult. you covered it more than 30 years. he may have raised hopes too high. from the white house perspective, you have to say it was picture perfect. >> what was the reaction, jessica, on the ground. you went to the jerusalem convention center where he spoke to several thousand young israelis. what was the reaction you felt and saw? >> they were moved, moved by the president's speech and a little surprised, wolf. the criticism by israelis of the president has been that he lectures them too often, on an emotional level doesn't understand why jews in israel feel so fiercely they have to act early in self defense in many instances. for the first time, many of those critics felt he understood because he connected it to his own experience as an afric
killed. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has apologized to turkey for the killings of nine people on board the gaza-bound aid flotilla nearly three years ago. on may 30, 2010, israeli commandos raided the mavi marmara in international waters, killing nine turkish activists, including one u.s. citizen. president obama brokered netanyahu's's apology for the attack, which the israeli leader made friday at the very end of obama's first presidential visit to israel. in a phone call to the turkish prime minister, that tianeman apologize for "any errors that could have led to the loss of life." erdogan said the apology was one step toward normalizing relations between israel and turkey. is rumored nine of our citizens in international waters -- israel murdered nine of our citizens in international waters, they even tried to use negotiators to repair the relations between told them there would be no normalization of relations unless they apologized, paid compensation, and lifted the embargo on palestine. the parties mocked the government for believing [indiscernible] the phone call
there and accomplished what he intended to, namely to smooth over relations with prime minister benjamin netanyahu, to reach out to the israeli people and reaffirm the united states' commitment to them and also sent a message that peace talks should resume. so he sort of got that process, the start of that process under way. of course, peace talks haven't resumed yet. that was one of the president's key goals of his first administration. he wasn't able to do it. i think if he doesn't do it during the second term, he will see that as a failing. i've been talking to some experts in the region who say that, you know, the president has sort of given his secretary of state john kerry the lead on that. secretary kerry engaged on getting the peace talks resumed. the experts say the president needs to remain engaged if he wants to see that really happen. the people are going to watch the president closely to see what he does in the coming weeks to see if he can make progress on that point. >> kristen, what struck me about the tactic the president took on this trip was also to shore up -- we can't undersco
expectations you mentioned. in israel he seemed to have a breakthrough with prime minister benjamin netanyahu on a personal level. they've had an icy history and they seemed like buddies this trip after two days together. the president also wanted to persuade israeli people that he's personally committed to their security and he understands the jewish history of persecution. reviews out of israel show on that front he largely succeeded especially after that big speech he gave to israeli youth. those are the intangibles. the more concrete accomplishment of the trip, he brokered a truce between the prime minister of israel and the prime minister of turkey, two former allies and important military powers in this region at odds for three years so he can really crow about that one. >> tell us more about the implications of the phone call between the israeli and turkish leaders. >> reporter: there was a standoff between israel and turkey and it began three years ago after israeli soldiers killed nine turkish activists who were trying to break a blockabloc blockade and had a ripple effect. it impact
the bulk of his time in israel where he met with benjamin netanyahu and then there was a stop to talk to mahmoud abbas. the president urged both starts to restart efforts at hammering out a peace deal. author of israel the will to prevail joining us, author danny denom. thank you for joining us today, sir. >> thank you. it is my pleasure. >> i would like to get your take on how president obama's visit to israel played out there? >> i think it was an excellent visit. we called for four years for president obama to come to israel and finally he did come as a president. during his first visit, egypt, saudi arabia, turkey. the visit was very important to the israeli people and i think also for the president who appealed to the israelis directly and talked to them and i think here before the passover hollida who will holie are pleased with the visit of president obama. >> shannon: you said we are prepared to talk and hold negotiations with the palestinians without any preconditions but in the government there are many who believe there is no one on the other side who is interested in advan
benjamin netanyahu. then the house foreign affairs committee examines the response to the syrians civil war. and former senator jim webb talks about his article in national interest magazine on congress's role in approving military action. >> they hired a very expensive carriage. elizabeth monroe dressed herself in her best and went to the prison where madame lafayette was being held. she met with madame lafayette and basically made her case a public one. pub stories say the next day, she was released. it was not the next day. it was a couple of months. it kept her from going to the guillotine. it led to her release. >> in some ways, she has her own cause. she works with the washington female orphan asylum. that is somewhat modern, have in this cause that she was involved in. she does work politics in her parlor in such a way as to help win the presidency for her husband in her own way. >> our conversation with historians on elizabeth monroe and louisa catherine adams is now available on our web site. >> coming up on the next "washington journal," congressman tom price discusses the debate
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